Tokyo’s New COVID-19 Infections Hit A Record Again, Topping 4,000 For The First Time

People in Tokyo use masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have topped 4,000– almost 4 times as many as a week earlier.

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People in Tokyo use masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japans capital have topped 4,000– nearly 4 times as lots of as a week back.

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Josie Fischels is an intern on NPRs News Desk.

Within the Olympic bubble, 21 games-related workers have actually tested positive in the past day, none of which were athletes. Since July started, 241 individuals gotten in touch with the Olympics have tested favorable for the coronavirus. On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to areas around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the overwhelming COVID-19 rise. Tokyos state of emergency situation will be extended through the end of August. New COVID-19 cases have topped 10,000 for two days in a row, while officials continue to say the Olympics have nothing to do with the rise.

Records have been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by athletes contending in the Olympics. Tokyo set brand-new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a slight dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys highest day-to-day counts on record.

On Friday, Japan extended a state of emergency to areas around Tokyo and to Osaka to combat the overwhelming COVID-19 surge.

Records have been set nearly every day lately in Tokyo, however not all of them have actually been by professional athletes completing in the Olympics. Tokyo set new case records every day from Monday to Wednesday, experiencing simply a slight dip on Thursday, when they amounted to 3,300– still one of the citys greatest everyday counts on record.

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